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How to Read GFCI Status Lights

They're only useful if you know what they mean.

How to Install a Double Pole Circuit Breaker

They can handle two 120-volt circuits or one 240-volt.

What Breaker Types Can You Use With a Sylvania Panel?

Working with outdated parts can be risky.

Hot and Ground Suddenly Reversed

Here's how to troubleshoot this outlet surprise.

How to Fix an Electrical Ground Wire

A faulty ground is a serious risk.

Electrical Safety and Hazard 101

Electric power is the most dangerous aspect of most homes.

How to Use Soldering and Desoldering Tools

The tools you need for desoldering components and cleaning solder joints.

3 Advantages of Installing a GFCI Outlet

A GFCI outlet is necessary when electrical outlets are positioned close to water.

How to Wire a Solenoid Valve

There is not just one solenoid valve out there. There are a variety of valves.

Compression Lugs vs Mechanical Lugs

There are a few differences between compression lugs and mechanical lugs.

Troubleshooting Common Ground Fault Receptacle Problems

A ground fault receptacle is a special type of electrical outlet which has a built in circuit breaker.

5 Steps to Getting Your Electrical Wiring up to Code

Upgrading your electrical wiring in the home is a good idea.

Wiring and Fuses in Older Homes

A friend asked me the other day to take a look at the wiring in the farmhouse he purchased.

Organizing Cords and Cables

If you've ever been inside a telephone central office you can see the need for cable clutter control.

Conduit Sizes 101

Conduits protect the conductors inside them from various environmental factors.

4 Types of Surge Protectors Explained

A power surge can wreak havoc on your electronics.

How to Replace a Doorbell

So your doorbell doesn't work.

The Dos and Don'ts of Electrical Safety

What to do and not do when it comes to home electrical safety may not all be common sense.

How to Replace an Electrical Outlet

If your outlets are worn out you can replace it in 6 steps.

Multimeter Basics

Multimeters can be used to test a number of different items.

Wiring a New Thermostat

Enter the 21st Century in just 7 steps.

How to Install Electronic Door Security Strikes

Enhance door security by installing an electric strike plate